Accounting and Finance with Integrated Foundation Year (Subject to approval*)

Entry Year: 2019

Key information

BSc (Hons)
4 years
September 2019
UCAS code
Institution code
Entry Requirements
Full entry requirements
Fees for this course are not available yet. Please contact the Fees Office for more information.

*All new courses are required to undergo a two-stage internal review and approval process before being advertised to students. Courses that are marked "subject to approval" have successfully completed the first stage of this process. Applications are welcome but we will not make formal offers for this course until it has passed this second (and final) stage.

Accounting and Finance with Integrated Foundation Year


Do you want to study for an accounting and finance degree near London’s financial districts?

This programme combines a three-year degree in Accounting and Finance with a bespoke foundation year, providing you with a smooth pathway as an international or EU student whose prior education or English language proficiency does not enable you to apply directly for a three-year degree.

This interdisciplinary programme has a clear focus in accounting, and aims to provide you with broader insights into the world of corporate finance. You will study a number of compulsory modules in both accounting and finance, as well as choosing modules in economics, statistics, law, management and leadership. The programme aims to develop a wide range of skills such as critical thinking, analytical problem solving, working in teams, researching, synthesising and communicating information that are transferable to the job market. You will graduate well-prepared to take up the challenge of addressing complex accounting and corporate finance issues in your future work.

Professional recognition

This degree is designed to provide exemptions from professional exams for the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) qualifications. You will be eligible to acquire exemptions by applying to the relevant professional body when you graduate.

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You will complete your Accounting and Finance with Integrated Foundation Year in four years, starting with a foundation year (Year 1).

Year 1

  • Accounting for Business Decisions
  • English Language and Study Skills
  • Independent Study Project
  • Introduction to Business and Management
  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics
  • Pure Mathematics for Economics
  • Statistics for Economics

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

Year 2

  • Applied Economics
  • Foundations of Finance
  • Introduction to Asset Pricing
  • Introduction to Business Studies
  • Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • Introduction to Management Accounting
  • Organisation Studies
  • Quantitative Analysis for Business

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

Year 3


  • Auditing
  • Corporate Finance and Strategy
  • International Corporate Reporting
  • Management Accounting for Decision Making

Choose four from

  • Business Law
  • Ethics and Business
  • Financial Markets and Institutions
  • Human Resource Management
  • Microeconomics for Managers
  • Money and Banking
  • Operations Management
  • Psychology of Leadership
  • Quantitative Research Methods and Data Analytics
  • Strategic Management

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

Year 4


  • Advanced Corporate Reporting
  • Company Valuation
  • Financial Markets and Institutions
  • Taxation

Choose four from

  • Corporate Governance and Accountability
  • Corporate Law and Governance
  • Gender, Management and Leadership
  • Global Supply Chain
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • International Business
  • Macroeconomics Modelling and Policy
  • Managing Diversity
  • Organisations and Identity

Please note that all modules are subject to change.


Teaching and learning

Teaching and research are based on three pillars: governance; social justice and sustainability; and the UN Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME).

You'll receive approximately two hours of weekly contact time per module, comprising lectures led by academic staff and smaller seminar groups.

For every hour spent in class, you’ll complete a further two to three hours of independent study. You'll have access to well-designed resources for this self-directed study, and we will pair you with an academic adviser to support your progress at all stages of your degree.


Assessment typically includes a combination of coursework (presentations, assignments, essay report writing, in-class tests, research and project work) and examinations in May or June.

Resources and facilities

The School offers excellent on-campus resources to aid your studies, including:

  • a purpose-built media suite designed to support student entrepreneurship
  • a dedicated Internships Coordinator for work experience opportunities and applications
  • a free four-day leadership development course for third year students, providing practical leadership training outside the classroom
  • an alumni network that can connect you to fellow Queen Mary graduates worldwide.

Entry requirements


This programme is designed for students who have completed a good high school education that consists of 12 years study.

For full country specific entry requirements and qualification equivalencies visit:

You are unlikely to be considered if you have completed your education in a system that involves 13 years study, for example if you have taken GCSEs and A levels (or BTEC or IB equivalents) in the UK or the Middle Years Programme followed by the IB Diploma in any country. In such cases we recommend that you apply for the relevant three year programme with entry in year 1.

We may consider applications from students who have completed A levels or the IB Diploma in the UK or elsewhere where they have transferred from a different secondary school system. For example, a student who is taking A levels in the UK, having previously studied in their home country, may be considered for admission to this degree programme. Each application will be considered individually.


Minimum of IELTS 6.0, with a minimum of 5.5 in each component.

Non-UK students

We accept a wide range of European and international qualifications in addition to A-levels, the International Baccalaureate and BTEC qualifications. Please visit International Admissions for full details.

English language

Find out more about our English language entry requirements, including the types of test we accept and the scores needed for entry to the programme.

You may also be able to meet the English language requirement for your programme by joining a summer pre-sessional programme before starting your degree.

Further information

See our general undergraduate entry requirements.


Scholarships and bursaries

Queen Mary offers a generous package of scholarships and bursaries, which currently benefits around 50 per cent of our undergraduates.

Scholarships are available for home, EU and international students. Specific funding is also available for students from the local area. International students may be eligible for a fee reduction. We offer means-tested funding, as well as subject-specific funding for many degrees.

Find out what scholarships and bursaries are available to you.

Support from Queen Mary

We offer specialist support on all financial and welfare issues through our Advice and Counselling Service, which you can access as soon as you have applied for a place at Queen Mary.

Take a look at our Student Advice Guides which cover ways to finance your degree, including:

  • additional sources of funding
  • planning your budget and cutting costs
  • part-time and vacation work
  • money for lone parents.


Graduates from our accounting degrees gain crucial skills that are highly valuable to employers: analytical and critical thinking, creative approaches to problem solving, numeracy and confidence in interpreting and applying business data, and the ability to allocate resources and undertake projects.

Equipped for graduate careers in finance as well as accounting and management in both private and public sectors, this strong foundation will also enable you to pursue a higher degree in the field of accounting and finance.

Recent graduates from the School of Business and Management have been hired by:

  • BDO
  • Deloitte
  • JP Morgan & Co
  • KPMG
  • Standard & Poor’s
  • Unilever

Career support

The School of Business and Management has a dedicated Employer Engagement and Internships Coordinator, and we run a tailored careers programme for students. In previous years this has included business-specific workshops, alumni panel events and office visits to Bloomberg.

Our careers team can also offer:

  • specialist advice on choosing a career path
  • support with finding work experience, internships and graduate jobs
  • feedback on CVs, cover letters and application forms
  • interview coaching.

Learn more about career support and development at Queen Mary.

About the School

The School of Business and Management takes a unique interdisciplinary approach that promises students an inspiring educational experience: we teach you to think beyond textbooks, management fads and memorised formulas for success.

Our faculty come from all over the world and bring a sound practical knowledge to their teaching: they have worked for the BBC, UK government ministries and the European Union.

The School’s Mile End location keeps us close to all the action in the City and Canary Wharf. We’re also home to a number of research centres, groups and clusters focused on public engagement and having a real-world impact.

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